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Customized window seats were going to cost me $900. Being Do-It-Yourselfers, and people who work "on a dime" this was a big ouch! BUT I was willing to fork it over since my hubby declared he was on strike from any more house projects (yes, he has worked his butt off to get our home to where it is now in a years' time) and I just couldn't stand the thought of our newly renovated sun room without window seats under all those windows!
Hey guys! My collection of stuff waiting to be repurposed has grown to the point of overflowing out of my guest bedroom closet into my guest bedroom. I needed to take action or else I was going to have to get rid of some of it or find another place to store it until I figure out what to do with it all.I’ve wanted to make my own DIY’ed tiered tray for a while now, so this was the perfect opportunity to repurpose some of my collection and put it to good use!
I love dried natural looking flowers, grass, branches, etc. So it is no surprise that I love this wreath made out of dried wheat and it is a great decoration for fall and the Thanksgiving holiday.This project definitely makes a mess. Be prepared with a broom and a vacuum. Beware the wheat gets stuck in your carpet.Here is what you need.
So my place has a serious lack of storage and that’s led to a very cluttered entryway. I wanted to add some sort of organization to the space, somewhere to put shoes, hats, gloves and etc. AND I also really wanted to try my hand at building some floating shelves. Two birds one stone right?It was a match made in heaven.
I love repurposing items and the barn wood I brought many years ago to Arizona, from my childhood home in Colorado, is no exception. Take a look how I use it as a meat and cheese board for entertaining. Not only am I sharing some photos of how I set up the meat and cheese board but also how I’ve used the board for centerpieces. II hope you enjoy this project and it inspires you to repurpose items in your home. Decor doesn’t have to be fancy to be beautiful!You can SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel for more ideas on repurposing, crafts and more. Here the link to my YouTube channel: The Goodwill Gal My blog: The Goodwill GalLet me know if you have any questions! Thanks for stopping by! ~LisaThe Goodwill Gal
With the garden all planted and growing, and a little bit of extra time before the heavy picking and canning season begins - we thought today would be a great time to focus on an easy DIY project using old barn or pallet wood.
Mary had been wanting a centerpiece for our barn table at the farm - and with the table measuring 12' long - the hardest part was to come up with something that could fill the space and still look like it belonged. The answer came in the form of some left over barn wood and a few mason jars.
The best part about this project is that you can create it in less than an hour using some simple scraps of barn wood or pallets. We built ours to be 48" long and with 5 mason jars evenly spaced to fit the long table - but you can adjust the final length to accommodate whatever size you need. ...
We updated an 80's style fireplace by using an old rusty tin roof and barn wood from a torn down barn. We added the rusted tin to the blank wall above the fireplace to add texture and visual interest. We used the barn wood to create a mantel. We also used vintage blue mason jars, old books, globes and other repurposed vintage items to create unique collected bookshelves of treasures. We painted the shelves and bricks with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and then glazed with wood stain to make it look old. You can read more about this project on our blog http://bella-tucker.com/2012/03/fireplace-makeover/ or follow us on Facebook to keep up with our latest projects at http://www.facebook.com/bellatucker
This is where it started- an old mill in foreclosure that a man bought at auction and was giving away everything in the warehouse.
We got about 900 square feet of 1/4" heart pine lumber for FREE!!!!!! It was dark, hot and dusty but it was FREEEEEE!
As you can see, the boards were not in a finished state. But surprisingly we had very little waste!
Ok so definitely can’t take credit for this cutesy craft, but anything that involves organizing and barn wood- I am down! This is a fun way to “zest” up your laundry room, not only will it offer decor but functionality because after all- we all know there is a sock monster secretly lurking in the deeps of your washing and drying machine. Every once in a awhile we are happy to discover a missing sock, and when we do- we now know where to go seeking for it’s partner!Original Blog Post
I love making home decor that comes from nature! Every morning, I take my fur babies for a walk in the neighborhood park, it has trails that wind thru the woods. This past weekend I noticed that the parks department had cut down some trees to clear some new paths, whoohoo!!! The creative juices started flowing!
I don't think my shoes even hit the pavement as I bolted for my truck. My friend called alerting me to a neighbouring barn coming down the next day, and to get over there pronto if I desired any wood!Well... turns out the wood I wanted was still attached to a ceiling. Yikes.That's when another friend offered to take some down for me. Boy, do I know how to select great friends, huh?The next day I stacked my chippy barn wood windfall up against the back of the house, and then it became clear... that wood would make a GREAT headboard... but maybe to look like a barn door!But with no barn door hardware in sight, I knew I had to fake this one good.A few rusty junk finds later, this was the result!Does this faker faux fool you?
Every year, hubby Greg and I do at least one bigger project around the house. Last year it was a much needed air conditioning unit. This year we decided it was time to upgrade our 80's powder room. I like to do things a little differently, so... Here's what we decided to do.
We’re excited to bring you a Holiday DIY as versatile as it is charming! Debbie of My Patch of Blue Sky textures and paints an ordinary wine glass and adds an elegant twist for a stylish holiday table setting. Once the holidays are over, you can use the conversation piece again and again for gatherings large and small! Let’s see how she did it.